Arthur V. Barnard Jr., 78, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.


Arthur V. Barnard Jr., 78, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

 Born Nov. 6, 1930, in West Frankfurt to Arthur and Lucille (Sminchak) Barnard, he married Rella S. Sloan March 24, 1981, in Peoria. She survives.

 Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth O. (Kathy) Barnard of East Peoria and Danny A. (Faith) Barnard of Creve Coeur; five grandchildren; two sisters, C-Etta (Garlen) Jungers and Rosie (Frank Coatney) Lemons, both of North Pekin; one brother, Byford (Doris) Barnard of West Frankfurt; and four children from a previous marriage.

He last worked as a welder for Sommer Products in Bartonville. He previously worked at Caterpillar Inc.

 Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Creve Coeur Chapel.  The Rev. Tim Livengood will officiate.  Visitation will preceded services. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral.

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